ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR 2018 NUTCRACKER
We are seeking an Artistic Director for our 13th annual Nutcracker production. Our production is unique as we showcase a wide variety of dance styles from classical ballet to hip hop and choose a new theme each year. Past productions have taken audiences through classic story book tales, on a world exploration with Bollywood touches, to our most recent being set in Paris.
Responsibilities: The Artistic Director is involved in setting the theme, managing the audition process/judging panel, choosing choreographers, casting, ensuring show continuity and caliber in dance technique, running rehearsals and working with the cast and side by side with OPG Program Coordinator. The position runs April 1-Dec. 23 with varying hours: Auditions are held early June on a Sunday, casting completed as of June 30, rehearsals begin late summer for complicated pieces and September 15 for entire cast. Show dates are December 21-23 (4 shows). Rehearsals take place on Bainbridge Island, and performances take place at the NKA Auditorium in Poulsbo, WA.
Ideal applicants: Dance professionals with production experience who have a strong technique background and an eye for performance and production quality. Experience running a large production (45-65 cast members) is important. Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people (young performers, choreographers, artists, parents) a must. Most rehearsals occur on the weekends – consistent attendance required to ensure caliber of production.
Compensation: This is a contract position with a stipend commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants: Please send dance-relevant resume and a link to videos of professional work, along with a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date – February 28, 2018
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